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lee88abc 02-26-2013 12:13 AM

KDE: annoying false network warning, slack 14
 
In any new install of slack, physical machine or virtual machine, I get this annoying red X that when clicked, it shows this warning about how my network is not set up.
But it is, I can go to google, etc...

bosth 02-26-2013 01:59 AM

Not much info to go on... where do you see this X?

Beelzebud 02-26-2013 02:03 AM

Just remove it from the panel. It's for setting up wireless connections. If you're using a wire and dhcp it's not necessary.

Alien Bob 02-26-2013 04:06 AM

If you want to use that NetworkManager applet, you first have to enable the NM daemon.
You achieve that by making its rc script executable:
Code:

chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager
Then clean-up the Slackware network configuration file and remove all your network configuration:
Code:

vi /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
Then reboot the computer so that NetworkManager can take over from Slackware's rc.inet1 script. The red "X" will disappear and the applet will actually be useable.

Eric

lee88abc 02-26-2013 11:59 AM

Is this THE alien bob?

Thanks.

My first impression of slack 14 was that its beta-ware that was full of problems I didn't have in 13.37.

sizemj 02-26-2013 12:45 PM

I have not had any issues with 14. It seems to run better than 13.37. (Your mileage may very though)

Alien Bob 02-26-2013 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lee88abc (Post 4900172)
Is this THE alien bob?

Thanks.

My first impression of slack 14 was that its beta-ware that was full of problems I didn't have in 13.37.

Put your money where your mouth is please. What beta behaviour? If it's like the red cross in the networkmanager applet, then it may just be a lack of understanding of what you just installed - stuff which can be resolved without difficulty. The file CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT which is included on every Slackware DVD is worth reading.

Eric

lee88abc 02-26-2013 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alien Bob (Post 4900335)
Put your money where your mouth is please. What beta behaviour? If it's like the red cross in the networkmanager applet, then it may just be a lack of understanding of what you just installed - stuff which can be resolved without difficulty. The file CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT which is included on every Slackware DVD is worth reading.

Eric

Thank you sir.
Why am I not allowed to have a first impression?

Alien Bob 02-26-2013 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lee88abc (Post 4900374)
Why am I not allowed to have a first impression?

I invited you to tell about your first impression. What was it that you did not like?

Eric

lee88abc 02-26-2013 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alien Bob (Post 4900382)
I invited you to tell about your first impression. What was it that you did not like?

Eric

Its probably not your intention, but you sound really very unfriendly.
I'll thank you for the third time for helping.

I work with multiple linuxes, windows, androids, and apple products at work and at home. No way I'm going to memorise everything.
That's why I ask questions and search for answers.

Have a virtual beer.


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